Updated: 3 p.m.
Thirty-two days after he broke his foot on his third day of practice, No. 1 pick Andre Smith moved his rehab to dry land Friday as he worked out on the sidelines during the Bengals morning practice in Paul Brown Stadium.
Smith worked out with the strength coaches pulling a sled and went through some agility drills with rehab specialist Nick Cosgray. There was no sign of the walking boot on Smith, a device he's worn even though he's been running for the last couple of weeks on the underwater treadmill. Head coach Marvin Lewis has said nothing about Smith's timeline, but it looks more and more like he probably won't be available until after the Nov. 1 bye and that the club would be pleased if he was back for the second half of the season that begins Nov. 15 in Pittsburgh.
Compare his timeline to cornerback David Jones, who suffered a broken foot in the first week of training camp. Head coach Marvin Lewis said after practice Friday that Jones is ready to play in his first game. Smith, who weighs about 150 pounds more than Jones, would seem to be halfway through the process. Jones had a full practice Friday and was categorized as questionable.
Cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot) and defensive tackle Tank Johnson (foot), both who missed the last two days, were on the field Friday. Joseph went full go, Johnson was limited and were called questionable for Sunday. So was safety Roy Williams. Lewis said he was wearing a wrap on his forearm during practice, the same arm he fractured in the second game last year and missed the rest of the season. It apparently isn't fractured again, but he was limited Wednesday and didn't go Thursday, and was limited again Friday. Defensive tackle Domata Peko (neck), also limited Wednesday before taking off Thursday, was out there Friday and went full go before being categorized as questionable.
Three Browns head into the game doubtful, running back Jamal Lewis, kicker Phil Dawson, and right guard Floyd Womack.
Good news for Bengals rookie linebacker Rey Maualuga. His mother has heard from Rey's younger brother, Rodnea, from American Samoa, and he's fine following Tuesday's earthquake. Rodney lives with his father's family not far from the impact of a tidal wave in Pago Pago.
A sign of Peko's growing stature in the league came Friday afternoon when he joined former NFL player Vai Sikahema, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and a representative from the American Red Cross to discuss the response and relief efforts for the disaster. Peko's family lives near the impact but is safe.
MARVIN'S CALL: If there is any doubt why Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has opted for a more run-oriented, ball-control style, he cleared the air after Friday's practice when discussing the difference between the current philosophy and that one.
"We're moving the ball and scoring points," Lewis said. "Hopefully this is a team that can get into the playoffs and win playoff games because the other team didn't win a playoff game.
"Our offense is kind of constructed based on conditions and situations," he said. "That's where our coaches have done a great job this offseason and now we're able to unveil things as we go through the season. Everything we spent hours on in the offseason and OTAs and training camp and put them on the shelf, (we) continue to keep bringing them back out."
JJ TO RESCUE:During Friday's practice wide receiver Chad Ochocinco modeled the solid pink shoes he'll be wearing Sunday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. And he did come up with a pink mouthpiece, thanks to the relentless resources of coaching secretary Jamie Janette. The word is he's also got a pink chinstrap, but he had no help from the team on that one because they're supposed to wear white. That's the item that will win the local arm of Breast Cancer Awareness $10,000, his matching donation from his NFL fine.* *
WEATHER CHECK: There is a 40 percent chance of scattered showers for Sunday?s 1 p.m. Bengals-Browns game in Cleveland on what looks to be a chilly and damp day. According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, the forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with a game-time temperature of 55 degrees and winds out of the west between 15 to 20 miles per hour.